Ebola In New York
By Andrea Belaval 10-25-14
Craig Spencer is the fourth person in the U.S. diagnosed with Ebola. He was in Guinea a week ago helping treat Ebola victims, and exhibited no symptoms when he returned on Friday, October 17th. However, the following Thursday morning, October 23rd, symptoms developed and he was taken to the Manhattan trauma center.
That Friday afternoon, New York City Major Bill de Blasio announced at a news conference that no other Ebola cases had been reported and that, “there is no reason for New Yorkers to be alarmed.” He went on to state that Ebola is difficult to catch since it can only be transmitted through bodily fluids, not casual contact.
Before the conference de Blasio rode the subway in an effort to prove that the public transportation system, and other public areas that Craig Spencer frequented before being hospitalized, are safe.
Spencer is now in isolation at Bellevue Hospital Center. He is the only person in New York that has been diagnosed with Ebola.